Born: Ap­ril 3, 1827, Ire­dell Coun­ty, North C­aro­li­na.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 23, 1901, Kutz­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Fair­view Ce­me­te­ry, Kutz­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Sydney was the son of John and Sar­ah Har­key. He mar­ried twice, to Mary Jane Jen­kins (May 16, 1848) and Su­sie Free­man (around 1872).

He grew up on a farm, and while he was still small boy, his family moved to Illinois.

He at­tended the Hills­bo­ro Acad­e­my, and (1844–47) Penn­syl­van­ia Col­lege. He stu­died the­o­lo­gy un­der his bro­ther, Dr. Si­me­on W. Har­key.

He re­ceived his preach­ing li­cense in Cum­ber­land, Mar­y­land, in 1848.

During his min­is­try, he served ma­ny con­gre­ga­tions and par­ish­es:

Harkey also served as an agent of Il­li­nois Un­i­ver­si­ty (1857); ar­my chap­lain (1862); pro­fess­or at Au­gus­ta­na Col­lege and The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry (1868–70); sec­re­ta­ry of the Lu­ther­an Il­li­nois Sy­nod (1853–54); pre­si­dent of the Il­li­nois Sy­nod (1856–57 & 1858–60); pre­si­dent of the Sy­nod of Il­li­nois and Ad­ja­cent Lakes (1867–69); sec­re­ta­ry of the Gen­er­al Coun­cil (1885–87); and pre­si­dent of the Read­ing Con­fer­ence (1897–1900).





Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Har­key (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?